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ARTIST BIO

Curriculum Vitae

DOB: 31.08.1966

Claire started painting at St Paul’s Girls School, Hammersmith London in 1980

Largely self taught

Re-commenced painting in Hong Kong in 2013

Exhibitions

2016 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong – various paintings. Portraits. Sold 2 works for average price of AUD$5,000

2017 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong – “Ground Level” exhibition. Paintings of FEHD council workers in Hong Kong, the invisible helpers, painted impasto style in oil on canvas. White backgrounds and the impasto style using a palette knife bring the focus on the figures in motion cleaning the streets. Sold 10 works for average price of AUD$5,000

2018 American Women’s Association art show – Burmese nun and Burmese old lady smoking cigar

2019 Cover painting for the Christmas edition of the Sai Kung Magazine


Artists Biography


Claire was born in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1993 aged 26.

She studied law at Hong Kong University after the birth of her second child and was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 2000.

Claire remarried in 2002 and has two more children from the second marriage.

After leaving the Bar in Hong Kong, Claire began painting seriously in 2013 and held her first exhibition at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in 2016.

In 2017 she returned to the show with her sell out series “Ground Level”, an exploration of the people who work at ‘Ground Level’ in Hong Kong – impasto oil on canvas capturing the street sweepers, rubbish collectors and other ‘invisible’ people who work so hard to keep Hong Kong running.

A hiatus from 2018 to 2020 due to concentration on family culminating in a move to Melbourne in July 2020 during the height of the Covid

lockdown. The genesis and first few pieces of ‘Material and Light’ slowly came into being starting 2017.

Claire is currently working in a corner of her living room completing pieces for the realism part of Material and Light and learning the techniques of acrylic fluid art to produce small experimental Marquette abstract pieces.

Claire has also been working on some portrait commissions.


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